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In the fall of 2024, Citizen Math released updated versions of every lesson in our library, plus a few new ones! We know you may have already prepped an earlier version or planned a repeat of last year, so we're continuing to make these earlier versions available through Thursday December 5, 2024.

You can find the new lessons through the regular search, and we hope you love them as much as we do. You can read more about these updates in Our Community.

Should Major League Baseball stadiums be standardized? Home runs are an exciting part of professional baseball. However, not all stadiums are created equally; some are harder to hit home runs in than others, which can have a big effect on pitchers and batters.

In this lesson, students use a quadratic function to model the trajectory of the average professional home run and debate whether Major League Baseball stadiums should all be designed the same.

- Major League Baseball stadiums are not standardized. The outfield walls have different heights and distances from home plate.
- If baseball stadiums were standardized, there would be upsides and downsides.

- Write and solve quadratic equations in a real-world context
- Evaluate a quadratic function at given values
- Sketch a quadratic function from an equation written in vertex form, and interpret the key features